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5 Ways to Sleep Well and Lose Weight

Eating the right foods—and avoiding the wrong ones—will make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep. And getting more shut-eye means losing more weight

Eat Right to Sleep Tight

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The idea that diet could play a key role in getting good sleep—or not sleeping at all—has been largely ignored by health care professionals. Perhaps the diet-sleep equation was overlooked because most studies on foods' impacts on the body and mind are relatively new. Today, we are leaning more about the mechanisms of sleep, what sleep does for the body and mind, and how we can influence sleep with external factors such as food.

Since sleep has been shown to help you lose weight, the food-sleep connection is even more important if you're trying to lose some pesky pounds. Here, five eating tips that'll help you get more shut-eye and lower the number on the scale.

The following tips are excerpted from The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan. Pick up your copy today!

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